Modern Average Global Sea-Surface Temperature

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Description The data contained in this data set are derived from the NOAA Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer Multichannel Sea Surface Temperature data (AVHRR MCSST), which are obtainable from the Distributed Active Archive Center at the Jet Propulsion Laborator
Originators Schweitzer, Peter N.
Publication U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-10

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Sea-surface temperature grid cell

Any of the one-byte data elements in the sea surface temperature files

Label Definition
Sea-surface temperature grid cell value The average temperature, in degrees Celsius, of the ocean surface water in the location indicated by the pixel.

ETOPO5 grid cell

Any of the two-byte data elements in the files,, etopo5.nae,,, etopo5.nep, etopo5.nwp, etopo5.sep, and etopo5.swp.

Label Definition
ETOPO5 grid cell value Height of the land surface or depth of the sea floor, relative to mean sea level.